What happens if I fail a module?

A fail can be due to:

You will be able to retake the module on one occasion only, and your module mark will be capped at the minimum pass mark. For more information please refer to regulations 5, 8 and 9 of the Standard Assessment Regulations.

You will be able to progress from one level to the next carrying up to 20 credits of failure. If you have failed more than 20 credits you will be unable to progress to the next level of study. For more information relating to progression rules please refer to regulation 7 of the Standard Assessment Regulations.

If you fail a core module after retaking

If you fail a module twice you will not be able to continue on your course.

You will have to withdraw or see if it is possible to transfer to a different course.

Leaving higher education before completing your intended qualification can seem like a real set back, but it is important to remember that there can be many routes to getting a job or qualification and many other ways to meet people and gain valuable life experience. You might want to consider alternatives to higher education, such as employment, training or apprenticeships. Or you might want to explore your options for continuing to study at another university, either now or at a later date.

For information and implications of retaking a module, please read What happens if I retake a module?

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